Friday, September 23, 2011

whitebread 16x20


Meredith said...

I love all your paintings of food, especially the way you render transparent surfaces (like wrappers and bottles).

Also, I'm jealous of how very prolific you are! I have a hard time starting projects sometimes...a whole "fear of failure" thing. Apparently this is not a problem for you. :D

craigstephens said...

Thanks for the comments meredith!

I have found that the more I paint, the more used to failure I get! Painting often prepares me for the more common types of failures (common for me any way!) and I am constantly on the lookout for them. A painting is really nothing more than a series of assessments and corresponding adjustments. The more one does it, the easier it is. The assessments become more complex and refined over time but the process is the same, trying to make one's work come closer to hitting the mark.